A Year After COVID Lockdown South Bay Health Officials Reflect On Costs, ChallengesA year ago, public health officials faced historic challenges when they ordered a Bay Area-wide lockdown because the novel coronavirus had begun to sicken people at an alarming rate.
San Mateo County Delivers Much-Needed Moderna Vaccine to Hard-Hit CommunityCalifornia was trying to tackle two problems in East Palo Alto Saturday. One was simply to get more vaccine distributed to more people. The other was to get that vaccine into the communities that need it the most.
Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Likely to Lag Demand for MonthsThis week it became increasingly clear that the limited supply of coronavirus vaccine will be an ongoing problem for weeks and, perhaps, months.
California's Chaotic COVID Vaccine Rollout Lurches ForwardCalifornia's fragmented efforts to get its vaccine supply into those who need it most is finally starting to accelerate a bit.
Plastic Surgeons See a 'Zoom Boom' Among Stay-Home Remote Workers During PandemicSince the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began, the demand for plastic surgery has soared.
Frightening California COVID-19 Surge Continues Amid Promise of More VaccinesCalifornia is the epicenter of the worst surge in COVID-19 infections. Now the best hope is the vaccine. Elizabeth Cook has details on plans to speed up the vaccination process.
Health Expert Sees Hopeful Signs in New Bay Area COVID-19 Infection StatisticsThe good news is that virus transmission in the Bay Area has not yet shown a post-holiday spike. The hope is that hospitalizations will soon decline.
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week InfectionsICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they expected the drop because they’ve now discovered that coronavirus infections follow a predictable timeline.
Restrictive Messaging, 'Pandemic Resentment' Contribute to California COVID SurgeDespite having the strictest guidelines, California leads the nation in COVID-19 cases. Some doctors have blamed inconsistencies in the messaging for leading people to form their own guidelines.
Bay Area ICU Capacity Drops to Record Low but Experts See Glimmer of HopeState stay-at-home orders will remain in effect in the San Francisco Bay Area until at least Jan. 8 with potential to extend depending on intensive care unit capacity projections
Most Bay Area Stay-at-Home Orders Likely to Be ExtendedCalifornia health officials said that, as the number of available ICU beds continues to drop in the Bay Area, the stay-at-home order initially set to expire next week will likely be extended.
COVID Surge: San Joaquin Valley, SoCal Region Lockdowns Likely to Be ExtendedState stay-at-home orders for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California are set to expire Monday. State officials say the orders are likely to be extended but did not make a definitive ruling Sunday afternoon.
Temporary Bother or New Normal? Opinions Vary at COVID Test Site in BerkeleyWith the distractions of Christmas behind us, the fight against the coronavirus continues and, for those being tested Saturday, there were concerns about another surge in infections.
Bay Area Hospitals, Near Capacity, Prepare for Post-Holiday COVID SurgeIn a year defined by the pandemic, Christmas Day arrives as a significant milestone. As December draws to a close, Bay Area hospitals are near-capacity.
Bay Area COVID-19 Test Sites See Pre-Christmas SurgeThere weren't too many coronavirus testing sites open Sunday but those that were saw a lot of traffic. In Contra Costa County the earliest appointments for county-run sites are after the holidays